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plasticniki

Member since Aug 2016 • Last active May 2019
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  • in Rides & Races
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    wait, you can take the waterlink way all the way to the white bear?? :o

  • in General
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    proper numpty bloke on a bike going across london bridge this morning, shouting "YOU COULD GET A BUS THROUGH THERE" when people weren't filtering through traffic gaps. i called him a dickhead and he told me to "cycle faster, love".

    TUESDAY

  • in Rides & Races
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    :D

    32 at the back, 34 at the front; can get up everything without too much bother but generally over long distances, hills slow me down. At my LWL pace, I might have time for 3 hours of sleep, maybe more if I factor in the fact that the cold slowed me down rather than anything else. My brain just loves to be anxious about anything, when I put the facts in front of me it looks like I will probably be absolutely fine.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I have just booked into Maidenhead's Travelodge for the Friday pre-Windsor Chester Windsor. Kind of dreading it tbh, I have done a 600 before but it was flat and I am shit at hills and I am pretty convinced I'm gonna have brain failure and not be able to do it, or I'll be so slow that I won't get any time for sleep.

    Fucking audax, eh? Silly PBP.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    This morning that is literally what I did (brain saw glass, brain also just rode straight through it, but in fairness the tyres on my commuter have had zero visitations since their installation nearly two years ago, so they were bound to give up soon).

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    True.

    Got another puncture this morning ffs (different bike).

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Aye, Merlin who I got them from have shrugged it off as "probably something sharp got caught*" but have thankfully passed it onto their distributor.

    *I think this is bullshit, I was riding with 16 others, no one else suffered anything and yeah, there was nothing which obviously caused the tear.

    I have done some reading up on those Schwalbe Ones and they seem really well-regarded, I might get a stash of them!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I've no idea. I was going quite fast but I could see in front of me, but the lane was quite pot-holey but I couldn't see any glass or other debris. And yep, inflated to 90psi (Corsas in 25 flavour).

    By the time I stopped and took the tyre off there wasn't anything embedded in the tyre.

    Basically that'll teach me for using nice-looking but ultimately fragile tyres.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    got a sidewall rip in my front corsa going downhill at speed last night, was v scary, only done about 200km as well. quite pissed off.

    might get these as a replacement? https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYSCONE/sc­hwalbe-one-performance-700c-folding-tyre­

  • in Rides & Races
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    this has totally done me

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